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Love hurts. Love is complicated.
And in particular, for one man who is trying to keep all his promises during the Armenian genocide.
In The Promise, Oscar Isaacs plays an Armenian medical student who made a promise to wed a girl for money to attend school in Turkey. During his student life, he falls in love with another woman and made certain promises to her too. As the Armenian genocide unfolds, he has made many promises, in which he had to keep and had to break.
Lrm had a sit-down interview with the lovely actresses Charlotte Le Bon and Angela Sarafyan. We had a wonderful discussion about the love triangle in the film and what supposedly would happen if their characters would’ve met in the movie. »
- Gig Patta
Janeane Garofalo is set to make her Broadway debut. The two-time Emmy-nominated actress and stand-up comedian will star in Roundabout Theater Company’s “Marvin’s Room,” The New York Times reports. She’ll take the stage this summer. The production will be directed by Anne Kauffman, who is also making her Broadway debut.
The play, which originally ran Off Broadway in 1991, “follows the uneasy reunion between two estranged sisters, one of whom has leukemia,” the source details. A film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro was released in 1997. Streep received a Golden Globe nod and Keaton an Oscar nomination for playing sisters Lee and Bessie, respectively. Garofalo will be portraying Lee, and Lili Taylor (“American Crime”) will take on the role of Bessie, who needs a bone marrow transplant and asks Lee for help.
Garofalo’s film and TV career spans nearly 30 years, with credits including “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “24,” “The West Wing,” “200 Cigarettes,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Reality Bites,” and “The Ben Stiller Show.” She received two Emmy nominations for her role in “The Larry Sanders Show.” In 2012, Garofalo starred in “Russian Transport” Off Broadway.
“With more channels and more media outlets comes the ability of more people to work than when there were only three channels. But there are still rules for mainstream films, music, and TV. That’s the nature of it, that the ladies be attractive, young. The men have more leeway, they can look many ways,” Garofalo has observed. “If you want to see middle-aged women and older: British television. They’re very good about people looking many different ways.”
Both Garofalo and Taylor are 50-plus years old.
Kauffman’s previous directing credits include Off Broadway productions of “The Thugs,” “Belleville,” and “Smokefall.”
Previews for “Marvin’s Room” kick off June 8 and the play will officially open June 29 at the American Airlines Theater.
Janeane Garofalo to Make Broadway Debut in “Marvin’s Room” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
If you find yourself in Westworld withdrawal, then boy, do we have the show for you!
Yes, it's about sentient, self aware robots -- here they are called "synths," not hosts. The difference is about how robots fit into the Real world, not just as pawns for the wealthy in a high tech amusement park.
Humans Season 2 Episode 1 starts with the rogue synth Niska, who killed a human last season, in possession of a code from the synth designer that gives her buds complete self awareness, making them essentially human.
Niska finds herself in Berlin, where the romance she has with a human named Astrid is the catalyst for her actions.
Astrid has no clue that Niska is a synth, so I feel really bad that she gave her heart to a machine. Love hurts.
For someone who supposedly wants all her synth brothers and sisters to be just like people, »
- Ron Gilmer
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